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Engine fire on takeoff causes grass fire at Kano
Last updated: 14 December 2017

published: 30 MAR 2005
by Harro Ranter, ASN

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An engine fire on a departeding Boeing 737 caused grass on the Kano Airport, Nigeria to catch fire. The resulting bush fire caused serious damage to the transformers and electrical cables serving runway 24. The Bellview Airlines B737 5N-BFN landed safely back at Kano without injury to the 96 passengers and five crew members. (Vanguard)